PROTEST is a magazine I wrote and designed on how digital/social media platforms act as facilitators of direct political change and political action. The overall message throughout the magazine is that although new media produces a shift in the distribution of communication power, which enables citizens to use social media to product political change, there are limitations that new media has as an agent of political change.
There are several case studies in PROTEST. They range from the Arab Spring & Egypt (2011) to Occupy Wall Street and 2011 Chile (“The Chilean Winter”). PROTEST answers questions including who has access to new media and can social media and/or other forms of online communication drive political change? In addition, privacy, surveillance and power are all important themes throughout this edition of PROTEST.
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